Canada’s largest public sector union is petitioning MPs to repeal federal corporate tax cuts by former finance minister Jim Flaherty. Repeal is worth billions a year, said the 715,000-member Canadian Union of Public Employees.

“The major beneficiaries have been large corporations and the wealthiest Canadians,” CUPE wrote the Commons finance committee. “These cuts have left a huge hole in federal budgets.”

Flaherty in 2014 died of a heart attack at 64. As finance minister from 2006 he cut the federal income tax rate on large corporations from 21 to 15 percent, a postwar low.

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